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Bob KAugust 19, 2017
Being an Edinburgh taxi driver this must be one of the best venues I have had the pleasure of dropping of at fantastic set up in front of the big house set in rustic but beautiful grounds one to keep ... more »
DGarethOwenAugust 6, 2017
Newhailes is well worth a visit if your live in or are visiting Edinburgh. It has a continuous history of three centuries under the ownership of the Dalrymple family, whose portraits figure prominentl... more »
valerieg961August 2, 2017
Visited here on the day of the funeral of Lady Antonia (the last person to live in the house) so unfortunately we were unable to visit the exhibition/watch the DVD. However we were able to do this aft... more »
I'm amazed this place only has 4 reviews. Isn't it well known and if not why not? Warm and helpful initial orientation from volunteer guide Tom. Astonishing property, like stepping back in time to the 1700s; accessible only by (good) guided tour (since 2013). Mine was by Norma. The family tour is ~45 mins; the other, thirty minutes longer includes the upstairs and kitchens which are worth seeing for the authentic feeling less evident in more renovated properties. The focus on the interior at Newhailes has been preservation not restoration down to the sofa with its innards spilling on to the floor but it is a fascinating experience. Stunning rococo plasterwork in the entrance by Thomas Clayton in seemingly good condition. See the Newhailes page on Undiscovered Scotland for more on the property. Renovation of the grounds is underway but two years ago the house could apparently not even be seen from the stable block for the undergrowth. Don't go purposely for anything but historical interest for the shell grotto, former tea house and cascades for they are derelict but they must have been magnificent. The grounds host bluebells and woodland flowers in late spring. There are plans for a children's playground and renovation of the flower garden. Big Easter efforts for children: an unusual Cadbury's egg trail with simple grid referencing, bouncy castle, face-painting etc and fun to see the Musselburgh wool bombers had been out in force.
Pleasant grounds, and good cafe with very good seating options inside and also outdoor seating in pleasant courtyard. Cafe is "dog friendly" (ie free dog biscuit when you buy yourself a drink) so popular with dog walkers and friendly dogs. Only downside with cafe is that it is counter service and it's a very small counter, so be prepared to wait in queue for a while to get your order in! House looks magnificent from outside, but we didn't go in. National Trust Scotland website will give more detail than I can here.
I H Pearson
Great place to visit. Very interesting house set in nice grounds.
A nice woodland walk, but poorly managed in places. Popular with local dog walkers and surrounded by housing. Abundant snowdrops when visited.
Went for the Easter egg hunt and had an amazing day! Well organised, will need to visit again to look at the grounds more next time
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